Saturday, October 18, 2008

Honeymoon Island State Park Photos

Honeymoon Island State Park Photos,
We live about 3 miles from Honeymoon Island State Park..
We really enjoy Honeymoon Island ,and are their allot I do mean allot!
Gulf of mexico is just incredible! Our daughter
Valerie took the above picture of the sea oats..
Isn't it goreous!
The below pictures are not taken by us but by others
who like us make Honeymoon Island their second home.
Hope you enjoy the REAL Florida..
here is a bit of history about Honeymoon Island State Park
The pioneers called it Hog Island, but it became Honeymoon Isle in 1939 when a New York developer built 50 palm - thatched bungalows for honeymooners. Today, visitors can drive across Dunedin Causeway to enjoy the sun - drenched Gulf beaches, mangrove swamps, and tidal flats. Nature lovers will find osprey nests, a wide variety of shorebirds, and one of the few remaining virgin slash pine forests in South Florida. The park boasts several nature trails and bird observation areas. Visitors can swim, fish, and snorkel in the warm waters of the Gulf or picnic while they enjoy the beautiful scenery. Shelling is particularly good here, as the Gulf currents deposit an incredible variety of seashells on the shore

Rescued Loggerheads found on Honeymoon Island..
Oh their just the cutest little guys,
Such instincts they have..their such fun to play
with then release in to the warm waters and
say a little prayer they survive only in time
to return once again to this very same spot
to start another new generation anew! Our sparkling Gulf of Mexico
Anothe view of water and sea oats
this is what we do when we Honeymoon Island ,
Just totaly chill and relax..Of course really get in to shelling too
Loads of beautiful shells to gather..Fossils is what I collect , it's really interesting stuff.
One of our Pelicans calling it a day , flying through sun set to go roost with his family
Finally hi-s-s-s-s-s as the sun slides in to the Gulf of Mexico


vivian said...

great post!! I miss the summer weather already!! I needed a beach fix!

SympleTymes/PrimitiveRose said...

well hey you come on down!!!Actually we are leaving next week end for TN!!See all the fall colors and just enjoy real fall weather for a whole week,our daughter and son inlaw and us for a whole week ..sheeze can you tell I'm excited!YES!